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NYS Bowling Proprietors Statewide Grassroots Campaign

Empire has represented the New York State Bowling Proprietors Association on a wide variety of issues from taxes to the State Liquor Authority.

“The NYSBPA was faced with a proposed sales tax that would have put our proprietors out of business.  When we needed Empire the most your team was there to develop and execute a winning strategy that helped keep many of our upstate bowling centers in business.”  ~ Kathleen Leitgeb – Executive Director, NYSBPA

Accomplishments:

  1. Successfully mobilized the industry to attack a proposed tax on bowling centers generating over 400,000 post cards to state legislators and coordinated an across the board media campaign.
  2. Attended all industry conferences and gave presentations on legislative activities as well as long range strategies.
  3. Convinced state agencies to implement regulations that would allow bowling centers to increase their revenues through special events.
  4. Assisted individual business owners with operational issues and problems.
  5. Coordinated Albany “Legislative Days” and introduced members to key state legislators.
  6. Wrote and submitted numerous memorandums in support of, or opposition to legislation.
  7. Researched and authored white papers in support of industry position on sales tax issues.